News

25 07, 2018

Cobaw leads the way for staff health and wellbeing

By |2018-07-25T14:38:34+10:00July 25th, 2018|

Over the past few years, Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working through the Department of Health and Human Service's Workplace Achievement Program, and was recently recognised by the State Government of Victoria as meeting all benchmarks for the Healthy Eating and Mental Health and Wellbeing priority areas of the Achievement Program. Recognised by the Victorian Government, the Achievement Program promotes staff health across five areas: smoking, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating and alcohol. The Achievement Program (an international best-practice framework) was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and is currently overseen by Cancer Council [...]

12 06, 2018

Announcement of site for Cobaw’s Healthy Community Access Hub

By |2018-06-12T12:19:46+10:00June 12th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working for many months to secure a site for the new Healthy Community Access Hub. The organisation is pleased to advise valued clients, partners and the community that an agreement has been reached to purchase a site located at 51 Bourke Street, Kyneton. The land is located on the corner of Caroline Chisholm Drive and Bourke Street, and will locate the new site adjacent to Kyneton District Health. Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO, is thrilled about the opportunities this prominent site will offer to the community. “We are looking forward to designing a unique facility to [...]

6 06, 2018

New Cobaw and NDIS Newsletter

By |2018-07-24T11:28:38+10:00June 6th, 2018|

Would you like to stay updated on all things Cobaw and the NDIS? We've created a new email newsletter which includes news and information on different NDIS topics, services and new opportunities for NDIS participants. Click here to subscribe.

1 06, 2018

Collaboration for Dementia in the Macedon Ranges

By |2018-06-01T14:29:46+10:00June 1st, 2018|

Key health services in the Macedon Ranges are participating in Bendigo Health’s Dementia Champion Mentorship Program in 2018. Cobaw Community Health, Macedon Ranges Health, Kyneton District Health and Macedon Ranges Shire Council have chosen this program to improve staff knowledge in Dementia care, and design their own internal quality improvement processes. With Dementia diagnosis predicted to increase in the region by 440% from 2015 to 2050, initiatives such as this are imperative for health services’ level of understanding of the condition. Dementia presents very complex changes for families, of which need to be understood by health professionals as they navigate delivery [...]

11 04, 2018

Healthcare Under the Rainbow launched

By |2018-04-11T10:27:02+10:00April 11th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health’s WayOut team have launched an educational video that provides a safe platform for LGBTIQ+ young people to speak to healthcare professionals and services about their needs, and offer suggestions and advice about working with the sex and gender diverse community. The Healthcare under the Rainbow video is a contemporary educational tool for GPs and other healthcare professionals, aimed at improving inclusive clinical practice and increasing the safety of young people accessing healthcare services. A group of young people from the Macedon Ranges developed and produced the video. Participants enjoyed the opportunity to develop skills in photography, film, editing [...]

14 03, 2018

Join Cobaw in getting active this April

By |2018-03-14T12:13:08+10:00March 14th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health is encouraging schools within the Macedon Ranges Shire to join them in signing up to Premier’s Active April this year. Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, fun and part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy. According to the 2015 Victorian Population Health Survey, only 34.7 per cent of Macedon Ranges Shire residents participated in physical activity on four or more days of the week, compared with the Victorian average of 41.3 per cent. Engaging in regular physical activity has [...]

13 03, 2018

New sexual and reproductive health phone line

By |2018-03-13T17:28:18+10:00March 13th, 2018|

1800 My Options, a new helpline for Victorian women seeking timely and trusted information on sexual and reproductive health issues has been launched. The helpline will provide Victorians with sexual and reproductive health information, and direct them to clinical services such as contraception, pharmacy services, counselling support, termination providers and a range of other services. The phone line is free and confidential, with highly-trained, experienced and sensitive staff who have extensive knowledge in sexual and reproductive health issues. In addition to the new phone line, there is also new women’s reproductive health information on the Better Health Channel. It provides comprehensive, [...]

13 03, 2018

Cobaw celebrates World Down syndrome Awareness Week

By |2018-03-13T17:05:22+10:00March 13th, 2018|

Cobaw Community Health is celebrating World Down syndrome Awareness Week (19-25 March 2018) by hosting a morning tea at the My Time Playgroup on Monday 19 March from 9:30am-11:00am at 49 Forest St, Woodend.   World Down syndrome Awareness Week celebrates the lives and achievements of people with Down syndrome, with this year’s theme focusing on the different ways people with Down syndrome make a difference to their communities. Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome, chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes in their cells instead of 46 which results in a range of [...]